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Unformatted text preview: ARE211, Fall 2007 LECTURE #0: TUE, AUG 21, 2007 PRINT DATE: AUGUST 26, 2007 (PRELIMINARIES) My email address is [email protected], and this is the best way to contact me. My office is 221 Giannini Hall and my phone number is 510 642 8230. Tentatively, my office hours are 4-5 Thursday, but I will reschedule these if it doesn’t work with the your schedule. I’m also available by appointment. Your T.A. will be Rosangela Bando. Her email is [email protected] Her office is Giannini 325, phone is 643 5415, and office hours are, provisionally, Friday, 2:00-3:00 p.m. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., in 2032 VLSB. There will be a section, currently scheduled for Friday, from 3-4 p.m. in 2032 VLSB. In previous years this time and place has always been modified to adapt to students’ schedules. The course website is http://are.berkeley.edu/courses/ARE211/currentYear It is also reachable from the departmental website. Please bookmark the site: we will be using it constantly. I will also be using bspace a lot. http://bspace.berkeley.edu In particular, this is where your grades will be posted. Please be sure to make sure that we have your current email address. It’s critically important that you do this, as we will be emailing you a lot and this will sometimes be the only way that important information—e.g., rescheduled classes—will be conveyed. If necessary, please also update you email address on the central campus system so it’s reflected on the bspace roster. Putting names to faces. I’m terrible at it. Fortunately, bspace now provides instructors with an invaluable aid. As soon as you get your photo ID, your picture shows up on my bspace page, so I can figure out who you are. As of now, less than half of you have pictures, which means that less than half of you have acquired your photo ID. If you are one of these people, please get your photo ID card before class begins. Is this the right course for you? It’s quite possible that you haven’t taken enough math to really benefit from this course. If so, you would almost certainly benefit hugely by taking some undergraduate math courses and coming back next year. It’s much better to decide this now rather than wait until you die during the midterm weekend, and then feel you’ve wasted half a semester. Here’s a guide to courses at Berkeley that you might want to take (for details, see http://math.berkeley.edu/courses_descripts.html • Math 53 and 54 are the bare minimum; you absolutely should not be in this class unless you are confident that you could nail both these courses. • Math 104, 105 and 110 are ideal. If you’ve done all of these then you should be really well prepared for this class....
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course ARE 211 taught by Professor Simon during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.
- Fall '07